Enhanced Practitioner EDUC5966

  • Academic Session: 2019-20
  • School: School of Education
  • Credits: 30
  • Level: Level 5 (SCQF level 11)
  • Typically Offered: Semester 1
  • Available to Visiting Students: No
  • Available to Erasmus Students: No

Short Description

The course is intended to enhance both the pedagogical and curricular knowledge of a PGDE Primary teacher to allow them to become successful in a particular subject area, age and stage (For example: Maths, Science, English, Early Years) .



Requirements of Entry

Students must be part of the PGDE Primary Education and possess a minimum grade of a B at SCQF Level 6 in an appropriate subject area- this is mandatory for subjects such as Maths, English, Modern Language, Sciences. For students wishing to specialise in Early Years the entry level for PGDE will be accepted

Excluded Courses




Write a 4000-word long reflective report on your implementation of strategies to address an area of pedagogical interest (e.g., teaching the area of trapezium, teaching about certain experimentation, etc.) during the first six-to-eight weeks of placement in a Secondary subject department. The focus should be on raising student attainment as well as developing students' own skills and abilities during this experience. In addition, prepare and deliver a presentation (equivalent of 2000 words) related to the reflective report that focuses on and highlights the issues relevant to the transitioning process from Primary to Secondary curricula.

Course Aims

To enhance and extend the skills and knowledge in a specialist area.

To provide opportunities to reflect upon and practice the pedagogical skills required to deliver curriculum in a specialist area across sectors 

 To develop confidence in being able to lead in a curricular area and share good practice

Intended Learning Outcomes of Course

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this course students will be able to:

LO1: Synthesise a range of understandings of the pedagogies employed within education that will enhance and develop practice in subject across sectors

LO2: To demonstrate critical knowledge of scholarly literature and/ or professional policy that will enhance the learning experience.

LO3 To evaluate and critique a range of evidence that can be used to deliver curriculum in a specific curricular area

LO4: To articulate and evaluate documentation and the quality assurance processes in order that they can be used effectively to inform, develop, and improve practice.

Minimum Requirement for Award of Credits

Students must submit at least 80% by weight of the components (including examinations) of the course's summative assessment.